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    DescriptionThe Jesus Family Tomb tells the story of what may very well be the greatest archaeological find of all time--the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. Following the accidental bulldozing of a tomb during the building of a housing complex in suburban Jerusalem in 1980, archaeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority were immediately called to the scene. Inside, the archaeologists found ten ossuaries--limestone boxes that served as first-century coffins. Six had inscriptions, including Jesus, son of Joseph; two Marys; and Judah, son of Jesus. The team concluded that the unusual group of names was merely coincidence. After removing and cataloging the ossuaries, they left the tomb to the builders to finish what they had already started.Twenty-five years later, Simcha Jacobovici, an Emmy award-winning journalist, tracked down the ossuaries in the Israeli Antiquities Authority's warehouse and decided to investigate this remarkable collection of names. Simcha mapped and then located the original tomb, which, to his surprise, was still intact. Granted unequaled access, he soon found that the archaeologists were unaware of key evidence that made this the discovery of a lifetime.This is a story that is destined to grab international headlines and raise fundamental questions about the historical Jesus. Are the "Jesus" and "Mary" referred to in these inscriptions the Jesus and Mary Magdalene of the gospels? Readers are taken on a remarkable journey: from telling statistical analysis, to a time-bending trip across two millennia, and an investigation of the patinas and DNA of the tombs that makes an episode of CSI look mundane. The Jesus Family Tomb arrives at an extraordinary answer to an ancient mystery.A riveting combination of history, archaeo-logy, and theology, this book will change the way we think about God, religion, and everything we have learned about the life and death of Jesus.


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    Title
    The Jesus Family Tomb
    Subtitle
    The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simcha Jacobovici, By (author) Charles R Pellegrino, Foreword by James Cameron
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 218
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061192029
    ISBN 10: 0061192023
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    DC22: 232.964
    Ingram Subject Code: TH
    Libri: I-TH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL067040
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 232.964
    BISAC V2.8: REL109000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG
    Publisher
    HarperOne
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    01 March 2007
    Review quote
    "This discovery is potentially the last nail in the coffin of biblical literalism"--John Dominic Crossan, author of God & Empire